Linas Vepstas formally joins the project, 15 June, 1999,
after having been working on his own port to the
then-S/370 architecture. His interests are more S/370,
S/390 generic, rather than just under VM. His name
for the port is ‘Bigfoot Linux,’ or just ‘Bigfoot.’
He winds up doing the bulk of the work on the tool chain
to build the Linux/390 kernel: gcc, binutils, etc. He is
also instrumental in getting a lot of the modifications
accepted into the main source trees for those programs.
He spends hundreds if not thousands of hours of his
personal time on the project.
Copyright 2001 by Mark Post